Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 20 of 104)

  1. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Concepts) List-II (Thinkers)
    1. Span of attention

    2. Level jumping

    3. Classical theory of organization

    4. Functional foremanship

    1. Henri Fayol

    2. F W Taylor

    3. V A Graicunas

    4. Luther Gulick

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  2. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Definition) List-II (Authors)
    1. Orderly synchronization of efforts to a stated objective

    2. Adjustment of the parts to the product of the whole

    3. Integration of the several parts into an orderly whole to achieve the purpose

    4. Placing many aspects of an enterprise to proper positions

    1. Newman

    2. Terry

    3. Charlesworth

    4. Dimock and Dimock

    5. James Mooney

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  3. Which one of the following is not an advantage of centralization?

    1. It provides for maximum control in organization

    2. It ensures uniformity in administration

    3. It enhances flexibility in the organization

    4. It prevents abuse of authority in administration

  4. Consider the following statements: Centralization and decentralization have a situational relevance and depend upon

    1. Responsibility factor

    2. Stability factor

    3. Functional factors

    4. Moral factors

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  5. Which one of the following statements provides evidence that shows that meaning of authority and power differs from each other?

    1. Power means delegation of functions and authority means making new policies

    2. Power means supervision while authority means sanction of finances

    3. Power means the competence to do something and authority means the right to order action by others

    4. Power means authorizing a person while authority means integrating the activities of his subordinates

  6. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Agency) List-II (Job)
    1. Line agency

    2. Staff agency

    3. Auxiliary agency

    4. Technical staff agency

    1. Responsible for substantive purpose

    2. Provides means to achieve ends

    3. Suggests reforms to the system

    4. Facilitates the work

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  7. Which one of the following is not correct about Scientific Management Movement?

    1. It was based on rationality and predictability in work

    2. It emphasized on designs and processes of work

    3. It advocated close cooperation between workers

    4. It stressed on collaboration between workers and managers

  8. Consider the following statements: In Herbert A Simon's opinion, it is impossible for an individual making personal or organizational decisions, to reach highest degree of rationality because

    1. Individuals have incomplete knowledge of facts surrounding a problem

    2. Identifying all alternative solutions for a problem is normally impossible

    3. The anticipated consequences of various alternatives often differ from those that are actually realized

    4. Human beings are guided by emotions in the decision making process

    Which of these is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  9. Which one of the following was not emphasized by Max Weber in the Idea/type of bureaucracy?

    1. Impersonal order should orient the actions

    2. Actions are bound by rules and norms

    3. Rules and norms are determined by circumstances

    4. Actions, decisions and rules are recorded in writing

  10. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Criticism) List-II (Critic)
    1. Certain dysfunctional consequences are produced by the legal-rational model

    2. The internal consistency of ideal type of bureaucracy is questioned

    3. The problem of goal displacement is raised

    4. The need for a fresh look at the concept of rational administration is emphasized

    1. Philip Zelznick

    2. Peter Black

    3. Robert Merton

    4. Talcott Parsons

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  11. Which one of the following principles is not entailed in the famous acronym POSDCORB?

    1. Planning

    2. Directing

    3. Budgeting

    4. Communicating

  12. Consider the following statements: The Classical theory of administration emphasizes that

    1. Economic incentives are the sole motivating factors

    2. It views the organization as a machine model

    3. Humanistic attitude towards the employees should be shown

    4. Only formal relationship is important

    Which of these is/are correct?

    1. Only 3

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  13. Consider the following:

    1. Effective leadership

    2. Hierarchy

    3. Administrative skills

    4. Cooperation

    According to Gulick, lack of which of these is/are hindrances to coordination?

    1. Only 1

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  14. Match List I with list II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Decision making) List-II (Explanation)
    1. Rational decision making approach

    2. Environmental scanning

    3. Contingency plans

    4. Sub-optimizing

    1. Systematic and step-by-step strategy

    2. Continuous search of business environment for new opportunities and threats to the organization

    3. Accepting less than the best possible outcome to avoid unintended negative effects on other aspects of the organization

    4. Taking alternative actions if primary course of action is unexpectedly disrupted or rendered inappropriate

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  15. Decision makers cannot deal with all possible aspects and information about every problem and its alternatives and therefore choose to tackle some meaningful subset of it. This assumption is called

    1. Satisfying

    2. Rule of thumb

    3. Bounded rationality

    4. Self reaction